Orb Live for iPhone Released, Brings PlayOn Style Entertainment to Your Phone without Fees

Orb Live ScreenshotsIf you remember back in November 2010, the folks at Orb decided to get into the hardware biz and released Orb TV, a $99 TV adapter that streamed media from your home PC running the company's Orb Caster software. Well, now Orb is out with Orb Live [iTunes - different than the free version], an app for [...]

Peel Controls Your A/V Gear Using Your iOS Device and Its ‘Peel Fruit’ Networked IR Blaster

Peel App and Fruit AccessoryYesterday we highlighted Dijit's universal remote app and Bluetooth IR blaster accessory. Well, it turns out another company called Peel has been hard at work on a similar setup, though from all appearances they seem to be a bit further along. Like Dijit, Peel offers an IR blaster accessory (available at your local Apple Store for $99.95), [...]

PlayOn Intros a DVR App for Online Video Called PlayLater

PlayLater Beta ScreenshotGot a Windows a PC with PlayOn already installed and a desire to have all your favorite online TV shows and movies queued and ready for viewing in Windows Media Player? Check out PlayOn's new PlayLater application that does just that. As you can see in the few screenshots available in the product guide [PDF], [...]

Dijit Wants to Be Your Smartphone’s Universal Remote App and More

Dijit with Griffin Beacon GraphicLast week I had the opportunity to visit Dijit's San Francisco headquarters. The small startup in a nutshell wants to turn your smartphone or tablet into a customizable universal remote. Sure, we've seen this kind of tech before, but Dijit has an interesting twist. The company has partnered with Griffin to sell a $79 Bluetooth IR [...]

Add Your Windows, Mac, and Linux PCs to Your ‘Personal Cloud’ with Pogoplug Software

Pogoplug My Drives Web InterfaceFinding an easy way to share and access your files and media is always a challenge. Sure, you can pay a cloud service like Dropbox to host your files or setup a dynamic DNS to access your computer or NAS server remotely. But what if you could just install a piece of software on your [...]

Apple Goes after Low Hanging Fruit, Hits Amahi with a Cease and Desist Order for Using ‘App Store’

Amahi App Store Cease and DesistMost likely many of you have probably never heard of Amahi, a small open source home server project based on Fedora (and now Ubuntu!) that provides users a marketplace of sorts for installing applications to their server. Unfortunately for Amahi's use of "App Store," which they've been using for quite some time, has got them [...]

What the…? Google Just Acquired SageTV

SageTV 7 InterfaceWith little more than a brief note on its homepage (and a tweet), SageTV is announcing that the software company has just been taken under Google's wing. It's unclear what Google plans to do with the company, but it's not a stretch to think that the Google TV team has its eyes on SageTV's DVR, [...]

iOS 5 Brings Dual-screen Gaming to the iPad via Apple TV

Real Racing 2 HD Engadget DemoYou may have seen Nintendo's big announcement at E3 2011. The company unveiled a new tablet controller as part of its new Wii U console that adds an extra dimension to typical game play (see below). Well, it turns out that iOS game developers can now do similar — though not exact — things with [...]